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Again, here I sit at the Frothy Monkey, drinking good coffee and digesting week two of the Red Bus Project Spring Tour.

It’s been a wild ride.

We thought the first week was cold. HA. Not even close. Week two was even colder FREEZING. Take 26 degree Indiana cold and add 30 mile/hour winds to that. It’s a wonder that I can feel my toes three days after.

While the weather was awful less than desirable, week two of tour was amazing. It was a lot of driving piled into three days, but I’m so thankful for that time that we got to be together as a team. You’re bound to get to know someone fairly well when you spend as much time together as we do, but this week pushed our relationships to the next level. This week I started to get to know people’s hearts, and not just the crazy personalities that we witness on a daily basis.

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I have a theory. The best talks happen while either driving, or sitting on the ground. Both of these prove to be even more valid after this week. Try sitting on the ground while driving. Jackpot. I don’t know what it is about these two activities, but somehow they draw out conversations that wouldn’t happen at any other time. We are at the point as a team where we feel comfortable enough to share things that we wouldn’t tell just anyone. It’s been such a cool experience being part of a team like this. There’s nothing like a eight hour drive in Penske truck to bring out great conversations, Panic! At The Disco, and extremely loud singing. Needless to say, driving may have been the highlight of my week. Either that or choking in the middle of a restaurant and having soda come out of my nose. It’s really a toss-up.

Having said that, we also had a great time at the campuses this week. Although the weather wasn’t exactly what we were hoping for, the conversations we had with students definitely made up for it. We get to meet such awesome people at each school, and I love being able to hear their stories and what they want to do through their last years of school and beyond. At the end of the day, you remember who you talked to and what a great time you had, not the fact that you couldn’t feel your toes or nose most of the day.

I would definitely deem week two of tour a success. It may not have been the week we were expecting or hoping for, but it was 200% worth it. I cannot wait for this coming week when we will be travelling back to good old Brevard, NC. I can’t wait to see everyone at home and share my Red Bus passion with them. Watch out North Carolina, the big red bus is coming back.

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Again, I just want to acknowledge what a stellar team we have working with the Red Bus Project. These guys are awesome. This definitely wouldn’t be anywhere near as fun or rewarding without y’all. I love you guys tons, and I cannot wait to see where God leads us over the next few months.

Red Bus on Three…

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